Ch 28: WEST Middle Level Humanities: The American Revolution

About This Chapter

Before you sit for the WEST Middle Level Humanities examination, take the opportunity to bump up your knowledge of the American Revolution. This chapter's video lessons on the subject also include self-assessment quizzes and a practice examination.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: The American Revolution - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter recount the origins of the American Revolution to help you in your studies for the WEST Middle Level Humanities exam. Refresh your memory of the events of famous battles and re-examine the underlying reasons for the divisions between the British Loyalists and the American Patriots. Watch the online lessons in order to:

  • Study the outcomes of the battles at Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord
  • Learn about the Second Continental Congress
  • Discuss the signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • Describe the conflicts between the patriots and the loyalists
  • Examine the leadership of George Washington
  • Discuss the Battle of Yorktown

Consisting of several animated videos that outline the unfolding of the American Revolution, this chapter can prepare you for some of the questions on the WEST Middle Level Humanities examination. Learn as you go with the assistance of the well-qualified instructors. Video tags help you to navigate the lessons, and clickable links introduce you to related lessons and key terms. When you reach the end of a video lesson, take its corresponding self-assessment quiz.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: The American Revolution Chapter Objectives

The WEST Middle Level Humanities examination contains two subtests, both of which include 55 multiple-choice questions and several domains. The second domain of subtest 2 is U.S. and World History, and this section makes up 33% of the test. Showcase your extensive knowledge of the American Revolution's major developments when you reach this domain. The computer-administered examination will take an hour and 15 minutes to complete each subtest.

6 Lessons in Chapter 28: WEST Middle Level Humanities: The American Revolution
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Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

1. Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins

Following the Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts was placed under the command of the British army. Rumors of a rebellion led to an attempted raid on the militia's arsenal. The events that followed at Lexington and Concord touched off the American Revolution.

The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

2. The Second Continental Congress and Thomas Paine's Common Sense

1763 marked the beginning of the long road to revolution for the American colonies. By 1775, military actions had finally erupted. How were the colonists and their leaders going to respond?

The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

3. The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy

After 12 years of tension and fighting, the colonists and their leaders were ready to declare themselves a new country, independent of Great Britain. This lesson examines the motives, the text, and the legacy of America's Declaration of Independence.

British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution

4. British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution

In this lesson, learn about the difficult decisions faced by individuals as the American Revolution erupted. Would you have been a Loyalist or a Patriot? Are you sure about that?

George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge

5. George Washington's Leadership at Trenton, Saratoga & Valley Forge

After a series of setbacks in 1776, George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army helped America turn the tide of the war in three pivotal locations, prompting France to recognize the United States as a nation and an ally.

The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

6. The Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris

After the unsuccessful Southern Strategy, General Cornwallis pulled his army up to Yorktown, Virginia. A combined effort by the armies and navies of America and France resulted in British surrender and the 1783 Treaty of Paris that recognized the United States of America.

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